The Quaker (i.e. Society of Friends) Collection, estimated to be the finest collection of Quaker materials in the Southern Hemisphere, was transferred to the UTAS Library Special and Rare Collections in 1971. It consists of approximately 3500 titles plus a diverse collection of early Quaker family letters, photographs, diaries, Society of Friends minutes and other materials on religious and social matters by and of interest to Quakers.
Search the Quaker Collection
- UTAS Library catalogue to locate the Quaker books
- Scanned items from a range of Quaker materials
- Index to Walker family materials (an early Tasmanian Quaker family)
- Online exhibition Quaker Life in Tasmania
Quaker Life in Tasmania - the first hundred years, by Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania Library, 2007
History of the Quaker Collection (by a former UTAS Special Collections Librarian)
Access to the Quaker Collection
Most Quaker rare materials are available for viewing and consultation in the Reading Room. Some materials may require access permission prior to viewing so we suggest you contact staff before visiting.
Access to the open-access titles of the Quaker Collection is available for ‘library use only’ on Level 5 of the Morris Miller Library, 9-5 Monday to Friday (see Special & Rare staff or phone 6226 2211).